USB Magnetic Swipe Credit Card Reader

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ITEM#: 14474098

This USB Magnetic swipe credit card reader / writer is a point-of-sale (POS) product employed for interpreting data encoded over a magnetic stripe card.

  • Compatible with all popular computers
  • Black or white color options
  • No external power requirement
  • Attaches to keyboard or any flat surface
  • Single-dual-or three track
  • Runs through the standard USB connector
  • Bi-directional read capability
  • Supply voltage: DC5V+/-5
  • Life time of head: 600,000 times
  • Card operation speed: 20/120cm/s
  • Operating temperature: 32?F - 113?F, 10-90 humidity
  • Compliance with the ANSL, LBM/ISO technical standards
  • Dimension: 1.97 x 1.77 x 7.09
  • Model: 8290


Color Black, White
Dimensions 1.97 in. H x 1.77 in. W x 7.09 in. L
Warranty 180 day Distributor
Model Number 8290
Country of Origin China

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  • card swipe
    Verified Purchase

    Works fair.Problem,no instructions.Must click on card # before reader will incript the #.The three digit # on back of is printed incorrectly.

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  • Easy install, works great
    Verified Purchase

    It works great with our web-based credit card processing (First Data.) It installed quickly and easily on my Windows 7 PC, and the credit card processing application recognized it without needing any additional configuration. It's a little big (7" top to bottom,) but it was a great deal and serves it's purpose. We even bought an extra one for a back up. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a low cost credit card swipe.

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      if this works the way it should work, it should make online shopping from home a lot easier.

  • Q:

    "does this product allow you to view information on stripe / and make changes to information held within tr1 tr2 or tr3"

    • A:

      Hello surrey604, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the information you have requested is currently unavailable. We will continue to try and answer this for you. You will receive an email notification once an answer is posted. Have a great day.

  • Q:

    "I received this product a few months back and I just now opened and tried to use them. It does not read a credit card in any format that a merchant service provider can understand software can understand. What is this thing intended to do? I wish I had read the reviews and I would not have purchased. Any ways to solve this problem, apparently they can't be returned."

    • A:

      Thank you for your inquiry gszozda; you will be contacted by Customer Care.

  • Q:

    "The specs say "DC5V+/-5". "DC5V" is something I understand but what does the "+/-5" indicate? In other words, what is the power requirement for this device?"

    • A:

      Hello r39525, this indicates the voltage of the power supply. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us!

  • Q:

    "can this device write information to a card or just read information from a card in other words is this a encoder or just a reader?"

    • A:

      Hello thickness810. Thanks for your interest in the USB Magnetic Swipe Credit Card Reader. This is just a reader, not an encoder. I hope this helps, and thanks for shopping with us.

  • Q:

    "is this a reader and writer?"

    • A:

      Hello thickness810, We confirmed with our source that when the card is swiped, the information on the card will be read and write on any file that the information is assigned to. Thank you for your interest.

  • Q:

    "Does this come with programming software to eliminate charaters at start and finsh of code"

    • A:

      Thanks for your interest, no special program is needed to read the magnetic card, when the card is swiped, the information on the card will be read and write on any file that the information is assigned to.

  • Q:

    "Is special software needed to write information on a card?"

    • A:

      This is a reader only. It will only read the information from a magnetic swipe card. Have a great day!

  • Q:

    "does this come with the software to be able to read/ write magnetic cards?"

    • A:

      No special program is needed to read the magnetic card, when the card is swap, the information on the card will be read and write on any fill that the information is assigned to.

  • Q:

    "Only the model is listed. What brand is this? What company is listed on the top sticker? The tile only lists this product as a reader but the details says reader/writer. Is this really a writer. Thanks."

    • A:

      We are unable to disclose the manufacturer of some of our products. However, we stand behind every product we sell. When necessary, we can contact suppliers if a product issue arises. The product page does state that this is a reader/writer, but we will try to verify that information with the manufacturer and hope to have an answer as soon as possible.

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